How Nepali English Teachers Enhance their English during their Career: a Narrative Inquiry
Rishi Ram Paudyal
Learning a foreign or second language is a long process. This vast being the nature of a language, a learner has to continue the learning process even after becoming a teacher.
In this backdrop, the researcher became curious how Nepali English teachers enhance their English during their career as part of their professional development. Every experience is a story and, like other humans, teachers gain many experiences which are their stories. In other words, there are stories within stories. The scholar involved in inquiry wanted teachers to tell their stories of how they enhanced their English with an objective to understand them using narrative inquiry.
Five secondary-level Nepali English teachers, two males and three females, were selected for the research. Although their workplace was within Kathmandu Valley, they were from different parts of the country and they represent other Nepali English teachers.
The study found that Nepali English teachers are doing their best to enhance their English. They buy books, listen to English programs and audio books, read newspapers, speak English with students, friends, and family members to give a few examples. Most importantly, they want to gain fluency in speaking. Writing is their second priority.
ISBN 9783969391334. LINCOM General Studies and Topics 01. 142pp. 2022.